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English definition of “hold on”

hold on

informal phrasal verb with hold
 
 
/həʊld/ verb (past tense and past participle held)
WAIT B1 to wait: Hold on! I'll just check my diary.WaitingStaying and remaining
HOLD to hold something or someone firmly with your hands or arms: Hold on tight!Having in your hands
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